About the Declaration
The New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) is a political declaration among governments, companies, indigenous peoples and civil society to halve the loss of natural forests by 2020, and strive to end it by 2030. Its ten goals also include restoring 350 million hectares of degraded landscapes and forestlands and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation as part of a post-2020 global climate agreement. Meeting these goals would cut between 4.5 and 8.8 billion tons of carbon pollution every year – about as much as the current emissions of the United States. The NYDF combines goals expressed in the context of a number of other global agreements; such as Goal 15 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Article 5 of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Aichi Targets of the Global Biodiversity Strategic Plan, the 2011 Bonn Challenge to restore 150 million hectares of degraded land by 2020, REDD+, climate and forest financing pledges, and corporate supply chain commitments. These links provide an integrated approach to protecting and restoring forests, transforming supply chains, and improving forest governance.
and latest report:
Announcement of the initial 2014 Declaration